Voters in Ohio reject GOP-backed proposal that would have made it tougher to protect abortion rights. Poor Mike Huckabee complains that “the secular progressive left.. got one step closer to bypassing the legislative process and overturning pro-life, pro-family, and pro-God policies passed by duly elected representatives of the people.”
The Heritage Foundation’s scary Mandate for Leadership 2025 will likely be a handbook for the next Republican administration.
Barbados, American Slavery, and Racism
How a Grad Student Uncovered the Largest Known Slave Auction in the U.S
The Black History of the Montgomery Brawl Folding Chair
Fishing While Black
White Mom Accused of Trafficking Biracial Daughter Sues Southwest: Based on a ‘Racist Assumption’
Global child sexual abuse probe that was launched after two FBI agents were killed led to almost 100 arrests
A Hollywood Insurrectionist’s Path to Extremism
On August 7, 2023, the American Red Cross implemented the FDA’s updated final guidance regarding an individual donor assessment for all blood donors regardless of gender or sexual orientation. This change eliminated previous FDA eligibility criteria based on sexual orientation. Here’s a Blood Donation Map.
New Buffalo Bills stadium cost overruns approaching $300M, AP sources say
The Biggest Weirdest Telescope We’ve Ever Built – Hank Green
I Would Rather See My Books Get Pirated Than This (Or: Why Goodreads and Amazon Are Becoming Dumpster Fires)
Library staff closes the book on the missing money mystery after a patron leaves $1,200 in a novel she returned.
William Friedkin, Acclaimed Director of ‘The French Connection’ and ‘The Exorcist,’ Dies at 87. I’m pretty sure I saw The French Connection in Poughkeepsie.
Arthur Schmidt Oscar-Winning Film Editor on ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ and ‘Forrest Gump,’ [and a bunch of other noted films], Dies at 86
Robbie Robertson, 80, Dies; Canadian Songwriter Captured American Spirit
A review of emo songs
Now I Know: The Woman Who Found Herself and An Odd Way to Celebrate Valentine’s Day and Christmas in August, Wisconsin Edition and How Atomic Bombs Blew Up the Counterfeit Art World and How Photography Stopped Disney’s Rollercoaster In Its Tracks and The Triple-X Law Firm
The blog was down
My blog was down for a couple of hours on the evening of August 3. I have this program called Jetpack that lets me know. This wasn’t very pleasant, but whatever. What made me someone crazy is that it went down at least four more times in the next three hours, anywhere between three and twenty minutes.
Then it was down for seven hours on the morning of August 12. Though I have the info backed up, it made me cranky. Should I be looking at other companies, and if so, which ones?
Somewhere Down The Crazy River – Robbie Robertson
The Weight – Featuring Ringo Starr and Robbie Robertson | Playing For Change
Gambia – Sona Jobarteh
Rock N Roll Heart – Lucinda Williams
In Your Love – Tyler Childers
Overture to a suite of incidental music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Mendelssohn
The Wizard and I – Ariana DeBose
Overture to The Magic Flute by Mozart
She Loves You – MonaLisa Twins